Wednesday, January 16, 2013

When They Come For Your Guns

When They Come For Your Guns

The British are coming, the British are coming.  When Paul Revere rode through the country side shouting, “The British are coming” what do you think the British were coming to do?  They were coming for the guns my friend…Hitler did the same thing.   It’s the quickest way to force a people into submission

By de Andréa
January 16, 2013

"The greatest threat to mankind and civilization is the spread of the totalitarian philosophy.  Its best ally is not the devotion of its followers but the confusion of its enemies.  To fight it, we must understand it.”  -- Ayn Rand

What I am going to tell you is something that many are trying to soft peddle, and others have tried to avoid putting into print altogether, but I am going to say it like it is.  The time for speaking in code and tap dancing around the truth is over.

Though this may be thought of as radical or extreme, I feel it is my responsibility to write this article and be as straight forward and up front with the raw truth as possible.  Thinking about the possibility of rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many people, even me.  For most of my life I generally supported my government and my president, not to say that I didn’t disagree occasionally but I consider myself a true American patriotic, if for no other reason than I totally believe in the original U.S. Constitution.  But what does one do if - and when government agents come to your door and violate Constitutional law to confiscate your guns?  The reason I feel compelled to write this, is simply because of all the responses I have received lately regarding the last few articles on the problem with gun crime, gun confiscation is not the way to solve it.  And I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts.  I feel that a lot of American citizens think they have no choice but to surrender their guns if the government comes for them.  I blame the traditional media sources mostly for this mass brainwashing and I carry the responsibility of all small independent bloggers to tell the truth.  So my focus today is to lay out your constitutional rights and responsibilities as an American regarding the Second Amendment, and then you can intelligently decide what to do with them.

About a month ago I let the “democracy” word slip in an article after I had been so out spoken against’ referring to America as a democracy.  I do know better.  Americans have been conditioned to use this term.  It’s not an accurate term and it never has been a correct term to describe the American form of government.  The truth is that the United States of America is a “constitutional republic”.  It is similar to a democracy but only because our representatives are selected by a democratic process, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the framework of our constitution, it is not a democracy where the majority rules.  In other words, even if 90% of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles and our constitution, it would be a violation of the law.  Congress can pass all the laws they want against guns, and they have, and they all are illegal, every last one of them, because they violate the “shall not be infringed” clause of the Second Amendment. 

If you are religious you might choose to think of it this way…  Let’s say that members of your congregation decide that stealing is a good thing.  Do they have the right to change the teachings of your God?  The truth is the truth; I am doing a study right now on the subject of “what is truth”.  It doesn’t matter how many people try to stray from it.  For the purpose of the American Government our constitution and founders who wrote it are much like God is to believers.  It is the law.  It is legally indisputable.

Our founders did not want a “democracy” because they feared a true democracy was just as dangerous as a monarchy.  The founders were highly educated people who were experienced in defending themselves against tyranny.  They understood that the constitution could protect the people by limiting the power of anyone to work outside of it much better than a pure system of popularity.  A system of checks and balances was set up to help limit corruption of government and the potential for an “immoral majority” developing within the American People.  We have forgotten in this country that we are ultimately ruled by law and that law is the American Constitution.

Why is a democracy potentially just as dangerous as a monarchy?  This little example answers that question more fully and succinctly than I can.  “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.  Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”  I hope that helps!

Even 230+ years ago our founders were perceptive enough to realize that democracy was a dangerous form of government.  How so…because the citizens of a country can become just as corrupt as any government.  We have seen evidence of this throughout history.  Ask Native Americans and African-Americans if this population can become corrupt AND TYRANNICAL.

I think in 2012 and 13 we are seeing evidence of what Franklin was trying to tell us.  Just because a majority of people may support certain ideas it does not mean that those ideas are just.  In simple terms, just because most Americans may love our president and may have voted for him, it does not mean that he has the legal power to go against our constitutional rights.  This president undoubtedly has little regard for constitutional law.

Next I’d like to review the text of the second amendment.  It is very clear.  This is the law of this land.  So when Senator Feinstein or President Obama talk about taking your guns, you need to think about something.  Are they honoring their sworn oath to uphold the Constitution?

Here is the text of the Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

This is a pretty clear statement.  The fact is that it took 232 years for the Supreme Court to even rule on this amendment because it has never been successfully challenged in a court of law.  In 2008 in the case of Columbia v. Heller the Supreme Court ruled that an existing handgun ban in Washington D.C. was unconstitutional.  One also has to consider this.  The Supreme Court must support your right to own guns because it must support the constitution.  If you want to research this decision further you can start here.

For those who try to ignorantly debate the spirit of the 2nd amendment, they are truly no different from people who will try to take Biblical quotes out of context to try to support their immoral decisions.  The founders were very clear on the intent of the 2nd amendment.  Let me share a few quick quotes here: 

“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.” -George Washington

“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”  -Alexander Hamilton

“The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”  -Samuel Adams

I could find literally hundreds of quotes like these.  This country was quite literally ‘built’ on the right to keep and bear arms.  It was built on the rights of an individual to bear arms, regardless of what his government or neighbor happened to think.  This is crystal clear.  Ironically the people who voice their opinions against this right, have their free speech protected by your guns.  Without guns in this country, ‘all other rights will be lost’, simply because “We the People” will lose our power of enforcement.

We need to keep this in mind as our representatives, who not only do not represent us, they do not represent our constitution when they try to push gun bans.  I don’t care if 99% of people are in support of gun bans (which I know is far from the case), it is still a violation of our constitutional rights, plain and simple.

A constitutional republic protects the rights of the individual even if their ideas are very much in the minority.  If I were the only person in America who believed in the 2nd amendment, I would still be within my constitutional rights to carry a loaded gun down main street America.  You might all think I was insane and possibly celebrate if I was gunned down in the street, but at the end of the day I would be the only true American among us.

Our framers were very clear on this.  If my government comes to take my guns, they are violating my constitutional rights - covered by the 2nd amendment.

At that point it is not only my right, but my responsibility to respond in the name of liberty.  What I am telling you is something that many are trying to soft peddle, and many others have tried to avoid putting into print altogether, but I am going to say it like it is.  The time for speaking in code is over.

Now I am going to be blunt a plain here, so get ready, if they come for our guns then it is our constitutional right to put them six feet under.  You have the right to ‘kill’ any representative of this government who tries to tread on your liberty…  Now before you think I have really gone off my wheels, I am thinking about self-defense here and not talking about inciting a revolution.  Re-read Jefferson’s quote.  He talks about a “last resort.”  I am not trying to start a revolt, I am talking about self-defense.  If the day for Revolution comes, when no peaceful options exist, we may have to talk about that as well.  None of us wants to think about that, but please understand that no one, not even a majority of congress can take away your rights as an American citizen.  Only you’ can choose to give up your rights.

Congress could pass gun ban legislation by a 90%+ margin and it still would not matter.  I think some people are very unclear on this.  This is the reason we have a Supreme Court, and though I do not doubt that the Supreme Court has also become corrupt, in 2008 they got it right.  They supported the constitution.  It does not matter what the majority supports because America is not a democracy.  A constitutional republic protects the rights of every single citizen, no matter what their “elected servants” say.  A majority in America only matters when the constitution is not in play.

As appalling and unpopular it might be, I just wrote what every believer in the constitution wants to say, and what every constitutional blogger needs to write.  The truth of the matter is that this type of speech is viewed as dangerous and radical and/or subversive, and it could gain me a world of trouble that I do not want.  But it is also the truth my friend.  To make myself clear I will tell you again.  If they come for your guns it is your right to use those guns against them and to kill them if you believe your life and liberty is threatened.  You are protected by our constitution.

Most of the articles I have read on the subject are trying to give you clues without just coming right out and saying it.  I understand that because certain things in this country will get you on a list that you don’t want to be on.  I know I am on that list.  This blog is small and growing but I have dreams.  I also have my own list of subversives and anyone who attempts to deny my constitutional rights is on that list.

I am not the “subversive” here; it is the political representatives who are threatening to take away my inalienable God given rights, they are the criminals.  If they come to take my guns and I leave a few of them wounded or dead, and I somehow survive, I have zero doubt that I will spend the rest of my life in prison and may even face an execution.  But I would much rather be a political prisoner than a slave.

In a speech given by Patrick Henry, he said… “It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter.  Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace.  The war is actually begun!  The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!  Our brethren are already in the field!  Why stand we here idle?  What is it that gentlemen wish?  What would they have?  Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God!  I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

If I go down fighting then I was not fighting to harm these human beings.  I was simply defending my life my liberty and yours.  It is self-defense and it is what our country was built on.  We won our freedom in self-defense.  We would not be ruled by a tyrannical government in the 1770′s and we will not be ruled by a tyrannical government in 2013.  There is no difference.

This is a case of right and wrong.  As of now the 2nd amendment stands.  It has never been repealed.  If Feinstein or Obama have a problem with the constitution then they should be removed from office.  They are not defending the constitution which they have sworn an oath to protect.  It is treasonous to say the least.  They would likely say the same about me, but I have the constitution, the founders, and the Supreme Court on my side.  They only have their inflated egos and desire of power and control.

I am not writing this to incite people.  I am writing this in hopes that somehow I can make a tiny bit of difference.  I have no idea how many of my fellow Americans have the will to defend their constitutional rights.  2%?  20%?  I fear that 20% may be a high number, unfortunately.  When push comes to shove many people may give up and submit to being ruled.  I believe that our government is banking on this.

What I do know is that this country was founded by people who said, “don’t tread on me”, especially our own government and this willingness to fight is why you have constitutionally protected freedom.  For evidence of that, you might research the Revolutionary War. My question is how many Patriots are left?

I would hope that our officials come to realize that, regardless of our numbers, we still exist and they are calling the Patriotic American Militia into action.  They are making us decide if we want to die free or live as slaves and submit to their rule of tyranny.  I can not tell you where you should stand on that.  But I do know that it may make the difference between continuing a life of freedom or slipping into the abyss of slavery.  

THE BOTTOM LINE:  You must start thinking about this because I believe that the day is coming soon, and if you have been reading my stuff, you will know that I personally believe it has already been planned.  Not all conspiracy theories are hogwash.  They may throw down the gauntlet soon and my suggestion is that you prepare yourself to react.

I mean no disrespect to our elected officials but they need to understand that “We the People” will not be disarmed.  If they proceed then it is they’ that are provoking us’ and we should act accordingly.  We are within our rights to do so.

For those who are in support of taking the guns, you need to ask yourself a very important question, and I am not just talking about the politicians, because if you support them, you have chosen your side.  Remember gun control is not about guns, it’s about people.

When and if they come to your door - ask them, are you’ willing to die to take my guns?  Because I have always been willing to die to protect your freedom!

It was John Jay, the first Chief Justus of the U.S. Supreme Court and co-writer of the Federalists Papers that said: “Any law that violates Constitutional law, is no law, it is null and void and shall not be obeyed by any citizen or enforced by any law enforcement agency or supported by any court.”   

Thanks for listening – de Andréa   

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